Monday, August 31, 2009

Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Christopher Lee and Fr. Cyril M.

August 31, 2009 was an occasion for a double celebration for the Parish of Visitation, Seremban. We not only celebrated our National Day with the rest of Malaysians but also were happy to share the joy of Deacon Christopher Lee's entry into the presbyteral order (priesthood). Both Deacons Christopher Lee and Cyril M. from Masai, Johor, were ordained together by Bishop Paul Tan, the Bishop of the Diocese of Melaka Johor.

Deacon Cyril M (L), Deacon Christopher Lee (R)

The newly ordained, Fr. Christopher Lee, grew up in the Seremban and was actively involved in the parish of Visitation for many years, i.e. the Charismatic Prayer Group, the Choir, as a lector and cantor. In the last few years prior to his acceptance as candidate to the priesthood in the Diocese of Melaka Johor, he also served as a lay missionary in many countries and was involved in formation work with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Institute. Fr. Christopher Lee received his theological formation from Beda College, Rome. He will be celebrating his first mass in the Church of Visitation this coming Saturday, the 5th of September. We wish God's abundant blessing on Fr. Christopher and his family as he embarks on his priestly ministry.

Deacon Christopher promising obedience to Bishop Paul Tan.

Deacons Christopher and Cyril M prostrating during the Litany of Supplication (Litany of Saints).

Fr. George and other bishops and priests laying hands on Deacon Christopher.

Fr. Christopher being vested with a stole and chasuble by Fr. John Gnanapragasam.

Fr. Christopher's hand being anointed with chrism by Bishop Paul Tan

Fr. Michael Chua exchanging the Kiss of Peace with the Newly Ordained.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful, beautiful event.
    Praise the Lord!
    I like Fr. Christopher Lee & Love his Eucharistic celebration in SFX Chruch Melaka.


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